An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes – especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy bruschetta recipe that you can whip up in about 10 minutes.

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

Cooking should be fun and not overwhelming which is why this bruschetta recipe is so perfect for the holidays.  All it takes to prepare is a few minutes dicing some fresh vegetables and then mixing it up, and then toasting fresh bread.  Bruschetta is a quick and easy Christmas Appetizer Recipe that will will let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

I learned how to make this Bruschetta in D.J.’s Grandma’s kitchen and every bite reminds me of being there, cooking with loved ones and brings  a big smile to my face!

Ingredients:

1 lb roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced (or 1/4 sweet onion)
2 tbsp fresh basil, minced
2 leaves fresh mint, minced
2 tbsp good extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and black pepper

Italian bread, sliced
olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place sliced bread on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake 3 minutes until crispy.

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

Place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before serving.

Serve with toasted Italian bread.

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

grandmas bruschetta recipe christmas appetizer

If you’re looking for the FREE printable version of this recipe, click the link below for a printable PDF version.

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe


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